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Taylor Bezek · Married on 05/22/2019
Heather Bannon was Amazing!
My wife and I were put in touch with Unique Romance Travel and Heather after inquiring about a property in Riviera Maya as a potential venue for our destination wedding. She not only gave us all of the information and guidance on how to approach wedding like this, she also provided extremely valuable insight into other properties and venues that we would not have been able to find on our own. She was responsive and understanding to all of our (seemingly unending) questions and concerns. Not only did she handle and coordinate the booking of rooms and travel with all of our guests, she acted as an amazing intermediary to the resort staff at the property we ended up choosing. Heather goes above and beyond to research and recommend the best of a given locale to tailor your experience to the unique character of you group! I was fortunate to have had the privilege of knowing Heather prior to working with her in this capacity, and was not surprised to see how her spirit of hospitality influences her amazing ability to select and coordinate the perfect destination wedding or vacation! I look forward to working with her in the future and would highly recommend!Sent on 06/03/2019
Marcy Trucks · Married on 04/08/2019
Best Travel Agent - Hands Down!
We worked with Heather Bannon to plan our destination wedding in Mexico. She was absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. Heather was patient with me and always fully addressed any questions or concerns I had. She called me and explained the entire process: obtaining deposits and payments, the available promotions, and the appropriate deadlines. She communicated with us consistently and was incredibly flexible and helpful with some last minute changes our guests had. Using Heather took so much of the stress we may have otherwise faced when planning wedding travel. She also coordinated all of transportation to and from the airport for our guests. The whole process was flawless from start to finish. I highly recommend Heather and Unique Romance Travel to any and all future brides who want to plan their dream event. We enjoyed working with her so much that she is helping plan our Honeymoon trip next year!Sent on 11/06/2019
Chris U · Married on 03/11/2019
Awesome Destination Wedding & Planning Experience
We were recommended to Carla after we attended our friends' destination wedding back in 2017 and having a great time there. We worked with Carla and Joanna to plan out our wedding this time and they made our lives so much easier. They connected us with the hotel in Cancun (The Fives Azul) to begin planning with their wedding coordinator, always ensured that we were being treated and communicated with properly, built an awesome website to communicate the wedding details, and coordinated logistics with all our guests. We and our guests had an awesome time and loved the resort that we chose with Carla/Joanna's help. We would definitely recommend Carla, Joanna, or anyone at Unique Romance for anyone looking to plan a wonderful destination wedding!Sent on 11/30/2019
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Hi Chris and Angie!
Toni · Married on 03/07/2019
Dave and Carla were amazing! On our first call they asked us what we wanted in a wedding and what was important to us. They collected all of our wants and needs and recommended the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya! They contacted the hotel and got us the best price for rooms and took care of everything!! They created us an amazing wedding website which we could provide to our friends and family to give them all the details they needed! Carla would answer any and every question my mom and had! She helped each of our guests book their rooms and followed up and let us know when people had booked. She put us in contact with the best wedding coordinator at the resort who helped us plan the actual wedding and honeymoon. I would absolutely recommend Dave and Carla if you are doing a destination wedding!Sent on 03/22/2019
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Oh Toni, you are the best!!! We absolutely LOVED working with you, Dan and your Mom, and helping you plan your perfect day! Looking forward to many years of helping you make memories through travel. FYI, you are a beautiful bride!!!
Ana · Married on 07/21/2018
Best Travel Agency Ever
My husband and I had the most incredible honeymoon, thanks to Unique Romance Travel and our agent, Susie. Wedding planning and everything leading up to the big day was very, very stressful, but planning our honeymoon never was. Susie helped us choose a destination that was perfect for our budget and interests. We mentioned our love of cooking and food, and she found us a PERFECT resort that offered gourmet food, and even cooking classes. It was like a match made in heaven! Susie made sure that our entire experience was stress-free, from the airport/hotel transfers, to booking tours and everything in between. She was only a text away during our whole trip and answered every single questions we had about tipping locals, arranging transportation, and so much more. My husband and I have never been on such a relaxing trip. It was exactly what we needed after our wedding! Thank you Susie, and Unique Romance Travel! You're the best!!!Sent on 10/17/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your special trip! We are very grateful, and hope to be able to help you with all of your future travel needs.
Apryl · Married on 04/13/2018
Julie Frederick was hands-down the best thing that happened to us when we wanted to book a destination wedding. My fiancé at the time found her online and I was a hesitant bride to be, to say the least. However, she exceeded our expectations with getting everything booked with the resort at a super discounted rate! We ended up booking Now Onyx in Punta Cana after we had Julie price a few other resorts out. She was available at ALL times of the day and by text, phone call or email. There were a few hiccups once some of our guests arrived but the resort overbooked the rooms and Julie did what she could do given the situation, time constraints and language barrier. Overall, everyone was very pleased with Julie's exceptional service from day one, to even after we were home and settled in as husband and wife. We have and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking to book a destination wedding. She made it seem flawless and so easy!Sent on 09/10/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you, Apryl! I really appreciate the trust you put in me to make sure your wedding was everything you wanted it to be. You and Ryan were so easygoing and a true pleasure to work with. I'm so happy I was able to help you plan and execute the wedding of your dreams, and I look forward to helping you plan your next adventures as husband and wife!
Kristi · Married on 03/06/2018
Our wedding in Mexico was everything I hoped it would be and so much more! Carla was absolutely fantastic to work with when planning our wedding in Mexico! After just a few minutest into our first conversation I could tell she was passionate about what she does, a go getter and exactly who I was looking for to help me get the planning started. She helped us narrow down the list of resorts we were looking at to the El Dorado Royale thanks to her in depth knowledge and personal experience with the resorts and we could not have been more happy with the resort we chose . Carla took care of all the contract negotiations with the resort which was a huge weight off my shoulders. She designed a beautiful website for us with all the information our guests needed to make their room selections and room reservations. She handled all of the room bookings for our guests and took care of the transfer arrangements for everyone as well. Carla is always friendly, very responsive and went above and beyond to help us and all of our guests with every question and request we brought to her. I could not have planned my wedding without Carla's help and I highly recommend her and Unique Romance Travel to anyone who wants to plan a destination wedding.Sent on 03/25/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:THANK YOU!!!!! Kristi, you and Azrael are the ideal couple to work with, and you made my job easy and enjoyable. Thank you for your trust, and I am more than happy that you had the amazing wedding that you have dreamed of, and were able to share it with your closest friends and families. I look forward to many years of helping you make memories with your travels.
Sarah · Married on 01/20/2018
We used Carla for our January Azul Sensatori wedding. She was great to work with and kept a steady flow of communication through the entire process. She even handled our difficult relatives with ease :) She had a good knowledge of all different venues and helped pick out the perfect one for our needs!Sent on 07/15/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you Sarah! Your friends and family were wonderful to work with, and knowing that you had the wedding that you wanted is very important to me!!
Robert · event on: 01/01/2018
Carla did an AMAZING job booking our NYE trip to Riviera Maya 1 week before! My gf surprised me with this trip and I can honestly say that i have never experienced a more Romantic, relaxing, and enjoyable time in my 34 years. She even made magic happen and got us a private candle-lit dinner on the Caribbean white sand. Thank you so much for your hard work! Definitely recommend Unique Romance!Sent on 01/31/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Robbie!! It was an absolute pleasure helping you and Chrissy make memories that will last forever! Here's to helping you two make many more memories in the future!
Philip · Married on 12/09/2017
My honeymoon was so easy to plan and everything went great! I told them what my hotel preferences were and they did the rest! Flight, hotel, train, and tours were all setup and ready for us! Thank you Unique Romance Travel! Definitely a romantic honeymoon!!Sent on 12/22/2017
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you Philip for trusting in us for your very special trip. It was such a pleasure working with you, and congratulations on your Marriage and new life! We look forward to helping you plan many more memorable trips.
katie · Married on 12/01/2017
Long story short, Julie is absolutely amazing and I would 100% recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or vacation. She is incredibly professional, thoughtful and organized and truly made my wedding an absolute dream.
Planning a destination wedding is no easy feat, but Julie truly made it as seamless as possible. Julie's expertise of the Cancun area was wildly helpful and she had a number of amazing suggestions for me as I was looking for venues. Once I had decided on a location she made my life so much easier by coordinating with the resort to take care all of the fine print and details that can be overwhelming when you're trying to plan a wedding! Finally, she also took care of coordinating the rooms and payments for all of my family and friends (which is a huge task by itself)- and they also only had wonderful things to say!
If you are thinking about planning a destination wedding (which I also recommend - so much fun!) I would look no further, you will be in great hands with Julie and she is the best person to help you make that dream become a reality!Sent on 09/09/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you, Katie!! I am so happy we were able to work together to achieve your dream wedding. Your friends and family were great, and made my job so easy. I especially loved being able to pop over and see you prior to the wedding. You were a gorgeous bride and I look forward to helping you plan many more adventures as husband and wife!
Shelbi · Married on 11/11/2017
Carla and her team were attentive to our needs and truly explained try process of using them for our travel agent during our destination wedding. They were so attentive and so accommodating to our large group. She helped advocate for us and confirm that we got exactly what we were hoping to get. I feel like I could talk to carla about everything. I would choose them again and again if I could go back!Sent on 12/13/2017
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you Shelbi!
Lauren · Married on 09/02/2017
We will continue to use you for our travelling needs in the future! Nothing but good experiences. Thank you very much!Sent on 11/14/2017
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:You and Jennifer are awesome! Thank you, and I look forward to working with you two again, to make some new memories
Tiffany · Married on 07/08/2017
Julie went over and beyond to make our wedding day everything we dreamed of. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone planning a destination wedding or vacation. From the time we first spoke to the time we met, we immediately connected.
Julie has incredible insight on things I wouldn't have thought about. She is professional and isn't afraid to go to bat for you! What I love the most about Julie is her honesty. She will be very upfront with you on everything. There are no blurred lines with her.
Julie's knowledge and experience in the Mexican Riviera and Yucatan is outstanding. Our wedding was held at Secrets Akumal with over 50+ guests. She arranged every call, every email, and left the fun stuff up to us. She took all of the brunt of the questions, concerns, and confusions up with each one of our guests that needed her. She was on-call every time I had my own questions. Needless to say, BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!Sent on 09/11/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you, Tiffany!! Loved helping you and Kim plan your dream wedding, and getting to know all your fun friends and family. The best part for me was that although you started out as clients, you are now family! Such a bonus! Looking forward to helping you both plan many more years of fun travel!
Bhavita · Married on 06/10/2017
My husband and I found Unique Romance Travel by searching for excellent travel agents, and we are so lucky that we found them! Carla and Joanna planned an unforgettable Italy honeymoon for us and were willing to listen to all of our requests. They truly understood what we were looking for. From the hotels, to restaurant recommendations, to transportation services, I feel like they both had focused on all the details necessary to make is trip so amazing for us. I would highly recommend using them to plan any future vacations!Sent on 07/16/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Bhavita for trusting in us to help make your amazing Italy Honeymoon everything that you had hoped it could be. We look forward to many years of working together with you, for all of your future travel needs!
Leah · Married on 05/20/2017
We used Carla with unique romance with planning our destination wedding to Cancun Mexico. It was a very positive experience from the beginning. Carla always answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with planning a destination wedding. My guests mentioned many times, how easy she made it to book their rooms for our wedding. We had 16 people attend our wedding and there were no glitches at all. All of our rooms were excellent and exactly what we expected. I plan on using Carla and unique romance again to book a trip back soon!Sent on 10/22/2017
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so very much Leah! You are an absolutely stunning, beautiful bride and person. I loved working with you and your friends and family, and look forward to many years of helping your make memories that will last forever!
Micayla · Married on 01/20/2017
We used Carla and Unique Romance when planning our destination wedding to Mexico. From the beginning, Carla worked with us to find the perfect area and resort that met our financial needs but still would give a good group rate and have beautiful weddings. Working with Carla was a breeze, she was always quick to respond and would let us know in advance if she would be out of town/when she wouldn’t be available. We met with Carla in person once but the rest was over phone or email which worked well with our schedule. Carla helped to secure the best group rate and extra benefits for the wedding and took care of us and our 60 guests making sure all their deposits/room contract/and transfers were in and correct. This was a HUGE relief otherwise my husband and I would have had to take over that role and it is something extra you don’t want to do deal with while planning a wedding! She also helped contact the resort with little hiccups that came up along the way with my guests. We couldn’t have been happier with the resort we ended up choosing and had an amazing wedding! I would definitely recommend Carla and Unique Romance for your wedding/honeymoon/or any other vacation.Sent on 02/13/2017
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! It means so much to me that you are happy, and your guests had a wonderful time!! I look forward to many years of planning fun, relaxing, exciting vacations for you and Tudor!
Hung · Married on 12/19/2016
We planned our destination wedding almost a year in advance and it was without a problem. Carla was courteous and met all our expectations. We had an amazing time and would book through her again for future luxury relaxation needs. Work with Carla with confidence.Sent on 12/31/2016
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:It is you and Lina that makes me love what I do!!! I am so happy for the two of you, and look forward to many years of adventure planning with the two of you!!! Congratulations!
Mark · event on: 11/07/2016
We were interested in going to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and were looking at Costco travel. They seemed to have the best deals , but I was worried about the support we would get. I gave Carla a call and she worked with us to match Costco and personalize our vacation the way Costco couldn't. I would highly recommend Carla, a vacation with a lot of transfers and details can be stressful but with her it was not and everything went off without a hitch. I let my friends know about the vacation and they contacted Carla and booked the same vacation and went with us. At the end of the trip we were all commenting what a great job Carla did and that we would highly recommend her!!Sent on 11/17/2016
Brittney · Married on 11/05/2016
Carla took care of everything for your Honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing! She asked us the right questions and helped us design our dream Honeymoon. We didn't have anything to worry about the entire time. I would refer her and the company to anyone I know about to plan a trip and people getting married. Trust that you are in good hands with Carla!Sent on 12/20/2016
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Brittney Bourgoin , that makes me very happy, and my wish is that we get to plan many vacations in the future together!!!!
Blake · Married on 07/30/2016
Julie helped us plan and execute all of our destination wedding plans in Cancun at the Dreams Riviera Resort in 2016. From the first meeting, she gave us great considerations and recommendations when narrowing down our selection of resorts which helped lead us to our decision. She had been to nearly every resort that was on our radar, so the insight she provided us was very helpful. My favorite part about working with Julie was the fact that she made our lives as stress free and easy as possible throughout planning process....she handled all the necessary follow ups with our guests (transportation to / from airport, room selection, payment follow ups, etc) which is definitely something you don’t want to waste your time on as the wedding couple. Another thing that stood out to us was how accessible and responsive Julie was; any time we needed to get a hold of her for a question or request, she diligently got back to us in a reasonable timeframe. Following our wedding, Julie followed up to gather our feedback on everything for her own “knowledge bank” to help with future clients- she even sent us a nice wedding gift which was totally unexpected. We were so pleased with our experience with Julie that we referred her to our close friends to help with their destination wedding (Summer 2018). I fully recommend anybody to work with Julie for their destination wedding of any size (ours was about 50 attendees).Sent on 09/09/2018
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you, Blake! You and Eva were so great to work with, and I truly enjoyed helping you plan your dream wedding. I appreciate the trust and faith you placed in my recommendations and I am thrilled it worked out so well. I look forward to helping you plan many more years of memorable travel!
Sophia · Married on 07/27/2016
(21st Wedding Anniversary)Sent on 09/02/2016
I met Carla, very briefly, through a mutual friend. She had a very personable and genuine presence. I knew instantly when I'm ready for a "big" vacation, I'll be calling her. I finally called her inquiring about a trip to Bora Bora, with our two boys, for our 21st anniversary. She was very knowledgeable and she presented us with a couple of recommendations that we couldn't resist.
We couldn't have had a more perfect vacation. The hotel was luxurious, the flight plans were well thought out. The travel alert app she provided was spot on in informing us of gate changes and minor delays. Welcoming garland at Papeete, Tahiti, airport was a pleasant surprise. Excursions she recommended were all incredible experiences. Her relationship with the resort landed us in an amazing over-water bungalow and I could keep on going....
Thank you Carla Schipper! We had an Absolutely Amazing Vacation and we can't wait to book our next adventure with you!
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Sophia!!! I absolutely loved helping you plan this incredibly special trip with your husband and sons!! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is truly appreciated, and I can't wait to plan your next adventure to help make some more memories!!
Eric · Married on 07/16/2016
Carla is amazing! She is the go to person for all your travel needs.Sent on 10/03/2016
Heather · Married on 06/16/2016
I was a bridesmaid that helped coordinate my brother and sister-in-law 50 person destination wedding in Mexico. I had the easiest job because I basically just funneled everyone to Carla and they took care of the rest! Working with her was seamless, and we ended up having a wonderful wedding in which our friends and family all agreed that we couldn't have planned it any better. Carla and her team arranged our transportation to and from the airport, helped with hotel location choice (we loved the one she helped us decide on!), and any hiccups along the way. She was incredibly responsive, and having a group that was booking from all over the US and internationally, it was reassuring to know that everyone was taken care of. When speaking with the bride after her wedding, we were talking about how most of the time you wish you could just change one thing about the planning or execution of the event, and we both agreed that there was nothing we would have wanted to change about her perfect day. Carla was instrumental in facilitating that and our guests were blown away by the perfect destination wedding!Sent on 07/24/2016
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Heather!!! You made my job easy, and it was nice working with you as well! So happy that everyone has lifetime memories that will always make them smile!!!!
VICTORIA · event on: 08/09/2015
My husband and I had such an amazing time in Moorea and Bora Bora, it was simply PERFECT! First off, we wanted to thank Carla so much for recommending spending half our honeymoon in Moorea. That was the best idea instead of doing the whole thing in Bora Bora. Both islands were beautiful, just heavenly and relaxing! We definitely would go back to both islands again but in the future! Maybe for our 10 year anniversary ;)Sent on 09/11/2015
Both resorts was amazing and made our honeymoon the ultimate experience. Very accommodating with practically everything and made us feel very important. We absolutely loved it!!!
But all this would not have been possible without Carla's expertise, we appreciate everything she set up. Right when we arrived in Papeete everything was so smooth and no stress! It was such a relaxing travel! And you definitely earned our future business and we've already referred you to a few of our friends who are now engaged and looking at exotic honeymoons!
A little background of how we met with Carla from Unique Romance Travel:
We met Carla's energetic personality at the Seattle Wedding Show where I stumbled upon her booth and discussed with her our interests of going to Bora Bora for our honeymoon. Right away I could tell she had a lot of experienced with the Tahitian islands since she's vacation there many times. We knew we found the right person to help us. After our initial discussion, we communicated through email and Carla was very helpful in booking our flights and bungalows right away within our budget. After receiving our itinerary it was great to see how organized everything was and how we didn't have to worry about one thing. Thanks again Carla!!!
Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings's reply:Thank you so much Victoria. You were a joy to work with, and thank you for allowing me to be part of this very special trip. I look forward to many years working with the two of you, planning future vacations.